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7 Highest Dams in India and Its Interesting Facts

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List of Seven Highest Dams In India

1. Tehri Dam – Uttarakhand
-It is the highest dam in India & 8th highest dam in the world.

2.Bhakra  Dam – Himachal Pradesh
-Largest dam of India and highest gravity dam in the world.
-The Bhakra – Nangal Dam is a joint venture of the governments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.
-Its reservoir, known as the "Gobind Sagar Lake", is the second largest reservoir in India, stores up to 9.34 billion cubic metres of water.

3.Hirakud Dam – Orissa

-One of the longest earthen dam (26 kms) in the world.

4. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam – Andhra Pradesh
-It is the world's largest masonry dam.
-Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is certainly the pride of India-considered the largest man-made lake in the world.

5. Sardar Sarovar Dam – Gujarat
-It is second largest concrete gravity dam (by volume) on the Narmada River near Navagam in Gujarat.
-The dam has the world's third-largest spillway discharging capacity.

6. Indirasagar Dam – Madhya Pradesh
The largest reservoir in India with a capacity of 12.22 billion cubic meter.

7. Bhavanisagar Dam – Tamil Nadu
-First major irrigation project initiated in India after independence in 1947 and was completed by 1956.




Built on River




Reservoir Capacity

Tehri Dam


Bhagirathi River

1,000 MW

260 m

575 m

2,100,000 acre ft

Bhakra Dam

Himachal Pradesh

Sutlej River

1,350 MW

225.55 m

518.25 m

 9.34 billion cubic metres

Hirakud Dam


Mahanadi River

347.5 MW

60.96 m

25.8 km 


NagarjunaSagar Dam

Andhra Pradesh

Krishna River

815.6 MW

150 m

1.6 km

11,472,000,000 cubic metres.

Sardar Sarovar Dam


Narmada River

1,450 MW




Indirasagar Dam

Madhya Pradesh

Narmada Rive

1000 MW

92 m

653 m 

12.22 billion cu m.

Bhavanisagar Dam

Tamil Nadu

Bhavani River


32 m


32.8 tmc 

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